Tusla

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Of 14,177 reports made to Tusla in the final quarter of 2018, social workers decided more than a tenth    did not meet the threshold to require making a referral, the meeting heard. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tusla, the State child and family agency, has been returning thousands of child welfare reports made to it by post back to senders with instructions t(...)

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has issued orders to de-register four Dublin creches run by Hyde & Seek. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe recently met with Hyde & Seek creche chain management and is “keen to help as much as possible”, parents were(...)

Tusla chief executive Bernard Gloster said decisions to close childcare facilities were taken only after careful consideration and a lengthy process. Photograph: Tom Honan

Two creches in Dublin have been ordered to close early in the new year by Tusla after repeated, serious failures to ensure the premises provided a saf(...)

The special care units are designed to hold children in secure, high-support settings for short periods while their behaviour stabilises. Photograph: iStock

There have been 104 incidents of children absconding from secure care facilities over the last 12 months, an average of more than six escapes per chil(...)

The Hyde & Seek creche on Botanic Road, Glasnevin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Tusla the Child and Family Agency, has issued orders to de-register four Dublin creches run by Hyde & Seek, affecting about 220 children. The cr(...)

The chair of Tusla, Pat Rabbitte, privately hit out at RTÉ in a letter to Minister for Children Katherine Zappone.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The chair of Tusla, Pat Rabbitte, privately criticised RTÉ in a letter to Minister for Children Katherine Zappone over the broadcaster’s delay in shar(...)

The organisation plans to convert ‘a substantial number’ of its agency workers on to temporary 12-month Tusla contracts, Bernard Gloster said. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has become “overly defensive” and the structure of the organisation is to be reviewed to allow for better decision(...)

 President of the District Court Rosemary Horgan: ‘Foster carers must be confident they can meet [the child’s] needs – but – they have to know about the needs before they can meet the needs.’ File photograph: Alan Betson

Concerns raised by foster carers, that they are having to care for children without being informed by Tusla social workers about the children’s backgr(...)

A school conducted an internal inquiry into what has been described as a sexual assault allegation, without notifying Tusla. Photograph: Alan Betson

A school conducted an internal inquiry into what has been described as a sexual assault allegation, without notifying any statutory authorities, as re(...)

The term ‘school refusal’ may conjure up the image of a brat who refuses point blank to go to school. However, it’s not usually a case of misbehaving

Almost 60,000 children in Ireland won’t have turned up for school today. Maybe they’re sick or unavoidably absent but many of them, despite the best e(...)

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